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Women's Technology Program in Mechanical Engineering

$1,775
8%
Raised toward our $20,000 Goal
25 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on July 20, at 12:00 AM EDT
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Women's Technology Program in Mechanical Engineering

Our crowdfunding campaign has ended - but you can still support WTP-ME by visiting MIT's giving site at http://giving.mit.edu/givenow/start.dyn?designationId=3922710. Thank you!

 

WHY WTP-ME? 

The Women's Technology Program in Mechanical Engineering is a four-week residential summer program in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering which introduces high school females to the basic principles and ideas of mechanical engineering in the summer after 11th grade. It was created in the summer of 2006 to join its sister curriculum track, WTP-EECS, the original WTP program created in 2002. This summer, we will be celebrating 10 years of WTP-ME and look forward to our reunion on campus!

Classes are taught by female graduate students (or recent graduate) in the Mechanical Engineering department, and provide an in-depth study of many of the subject areas used by mechanical engineers, such as fluid mechanics, materials, statics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and engineering design. Hands-on work is combined with analytical calculations and the use of computer codes for numerical modeling and computer aided design. 

WTP alumnae affirm the lasting impact of WTP on their current college pursuits and on their plans for the future. Before attending WTP many would not have:

  • Applied to an engineering college
  • Considered applying to MIT
  • Majored in engineering or computer science

20 participants are selected each year from a nationwide applicant pool of young women who have demonstrated outstanding academic talent in math and science. Since it's founding, nearly 200 young women have gone through WTP-ME. Of those:

  • Almost 70% have declared a major in engineering
  • Almost 60% of these decided to major in Mechanical Engineering
  • 25 - 50% each year are admitted to MIT the following year, and 25% have or will attend MIT

What's Next for WTP-ME? Your support will:

- Provide raw materials for group projects throughout the four-week program

- Allow current MIT students to be able to work with the next generation of women engineers.

- Connect our students with industry and female leaders in their fields

- Strengthen and build on our curriculum and help us continually improve our academic and social experience for our students!

Thank you for your important support for our budding female engineers!

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Thank You

Donors receive a personalized email from students and staff of WTP-ME

8 of 1000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: July 2016

$50

Thank You

Donors receive a personalized note from WTP-ME students and staff

1 of 500 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016

$100

Thank You + student-made token

Donors will receive a small token of appreciation, made by our students and staff during WTP-ME's summer session.

10 of 150 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016

$250

This year's T-Shirt!

Donors receive a WTP-ME t–shirt!

1 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016

$500

WTP Meet and Greet

Donors are invited to meet with our students and staff during our 10th Reunion Weekend this summer!

0 of 30 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016

$1,000

WTP Meet and Greet + Lunch

Meet and Greet + Lunch Donors are invited to meet with our students and staff, and hear from our company sponsor panelists at a special conference!

0 of 30 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016

$2,500

Select a speak for our panel!

Donors at this level are invited to meet with our students and staff, dine with us, and speak or choose a speaker for a panel during a special session.

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2016
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